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- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
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- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
Topic - John Shimkus
Congressman John Shimkus, Republican from the 19th district of Illinois, responds to a question from a TellDC user about the illegal immigrants entering along the southern borders.
Republican Congressman John Shimkus was asked about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) on Tuesday, and in his response he stressed that the Sunni Islamic radicals advancing across the Middle East weren't part of terrorist cell but an army.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has been embroiled in controversy surrounding the less-than-stellar rollout of Obamacare this fall.
A House energy panel said Thursday it is investigating the Obama administration's decision to halt plans to bury the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada, saying the catastrophic Japanese earthquake proves the dangers of storing spent nuclear fuel at power plants.
The chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is emerging as one of the top prizes of the new Congress, and a collection of powerful House GOP members already are angling for the post.
While House Republicans are jockeying behind the scenes for coveted committee chairmanships should Democrats be ousted from leadership after the midterm elections, many political insiders don't expect a drastic reshuffling of leadership within the GOP.
Subcommittee chairman John Shimkus, R-Ill., who wrote the bill, argued it's necessary to create a standard where chemicals are regulated under one set of rules, rather than a "patchwork" of different state regulations.
A Shimkus spokesman said the lawmaker will petition to become either chairman or — if the Republicans remain in the minority — ranking member in the absence of Mr. Barton.